This toner is an easy recipe, perfectly designed for normal or combination skin. It combines the hydrating power of cucumber with soothing green tea, astringent lemon and moisture-retaining plant-based glycerin.
Lemon & Cucumber Toner
½ large organic cucumber, diced small
3 tbs (45 ml) organic witch hazel oil*
2 tbs (30 ml) organic green tea**
1 tbs (15 ml) organic lemon juice
1 tsp (5 ml) non-GMO plant-based glycerin
1 tsp (5 ml) non-GMO vitamin E oil
*Found in well-stocked drugstores and health food stores.
**the liquid, not the tea leaves
- Blend all ingredients together in a blender. Then, use a piece of cheese cloth or a coffee filter to strain the mixture so you’re left with just the liquid.
Cucumber isn’t just great for freshening up salads! Loaded with Vitamin C and caffeic acid, it can help reduce inflammation and irritation, while hydrating the skin.
Witch hazel tightens the skin, fights off bacteria and reduces inflammation. this natural astringent also helps to remove excess oil and works wonders on normal to oily skin.
Lemon juice is loaded with healthy vitamins that can make your skin glow. Use only a little bit at a time, though, as the acidity couldl interfere with your skin’s natural pH.
Strong green teas are packed with antioxidants sure to keep your skin healthy and glowing.
With the ability to attract and retain moisture, Plant-Based Glycerin is perfect for preventing dryness.
Antioxidant Vitamin E helps to keep your homemade beauty remedies fresh, and prolongs their shelf life.
TIP: Always remember to patch test any skin care product or ingredient before using a large amount – your skin matters!
Ready to try out some other refreshing DIY creations? Check out the DIY Organic Face Moisturizing Kit or DIY Organic Toners Kit from Oleum Vera!